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Muslim refugees in Germany express concern over the surge of the far-right AfD party. InfoMigrants takes a look at Egypt as a transit country for migrants, and in Greece, employees of migrant reception centers have urged the government to take action in handling the ongoing crisis. This and more in today's news roundup.

Refugees react to General Election: joy for Merkel’s victory and fear of the AfD: On social media, refugees have between tweeting "Congrats Mother Merkel" on her victory in the parliamentary elections. But at the same time, they are fearing the impact the right-wing "Alternative for Germany" party will have on federal asylum policy in Germany. Click here to read more.

Far-right AfD's surge worries Muslim refugees in Germany: The strong performance of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the German election has worried Afghan and other Muslim migrants, who fear that AfD's anti-immigration agenda may make life harder for them. Click here to read more.

EU relocation scheme end to mixed reviews: The EU relocation program for refugees has officially ended, falling considerably short of the goals it had set out to achieve. What does this mean for migrants in the EU? Click here to read more.

Greece's migrant hot spot centers issue warning cry: Employees at Greece's migrant and refugee reception centres have issued a joint-plea to the country's migration minister Giannis Mouzalas to take drastic action to help deal with the ongoing crisis affecting the mainland and the Easter Aegean islands. A recent upsurge in migrant arrivals from Turkey is pushing the islands to the limit. Click here to read more.

How is Egypt as a country for refugees?: Egypt is a major transit country for refugees looking to go via the Mediterranean to Europe and also has taken in thousands of Syrian refugees. What is the Egyptian government's policy towards them? Click here to read more.

SOS Racisme: southern border racist and selective: The French NGO SOS Racisme described the southern border of Ceuta and Melilla as racist and selective, keeping migrants without resources out while remaining open to traffickers who can afford to corrupt border police. Security forces' practices violate international human rights agreements, the NGO concludes. Click here to read more.

 

 

 

 


 

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